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Ralph Munyon

Photo G15-14 (Ralph Munyon)crRalph Munyon, 92, of Rapid City, formerly of Gettysburg, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Fountain Springs Healthcare Community in Rapid City.
Funeral services were Monday, June 22, at Grace Bible Church, Gettysburg with Pastor Jeff Adel officiating.  Burial followed in the Gettysburg Cemetery with military honors.
Ralph P. Munyon was born June 29, 1922 in Tolstoy, SD to Wilbur S. and Myrtle G. (Crawford) Munyon. He grew up on the family farm near Tolstoy and attended rural school. In 1940 he moved to a farm south of Lebanon.
In June 1944 Ralph entered the United States Marine Corp and served until June 1946. At that time he returned to the family farm. Later in life Ralph was awarded the Silver Star for his time served in Iwo Jima.
On Dec. 27, 1972 Ralph was united in marriage to Janice Hawley in Gettysburg. They made their home on the family farm. Ralph retired in February 1987 and they moved into Gettysburg.  After retirement, Ralph and Janice enjoyed traveling in their camper, visiting their children, and spending winters in the south.  Ralph also especially enjoyed watching baseball at Florida Spring training sites, fishing, and eating a good steak at Bob’s Steakhouse.  After living in Gettysburg for a number of years, Ralph and Janice moved to Rapid City to be closer to family.
Ralph was a lifetime member of the VFW holding most all local offices; he was also a member of the American Legion.  He served 18 years on the Board of Directors for Cam Wall Electric and five years on the S.D.R.E. Board.
Grateful for having shared in Ralph’s life are his wife, Janice of Rapid City; his step children: Paula (Wesley) Johnson of Rapid City, Jeanette (Stanley) Livingston of Baton Rouge, La, Brian (Dianna) Hawley of Naples, FL, Brenda Schroeder of Rapid City and Todd (Lori) Hawley of Baton Rouge, LA; his grandchildren:  Cammy Sharkey, Kendall Johnson, Kayla Hawley, Michaela Hawley Brown, Bryan Hawley II, Michael Hawley, Gabe Livingston, Lucas Livingston, and Alicia Schroeder; his great-grandchildren:  Taylor Rave, Daniel Sharkey, Brandon Sharkey, Jesse Prestjohn, Mark Livingston, Asher Livingston, Aiden Livingston, Mason Livingston, and Wesley Livingston; and his great-great-grandchildren:  Auburn Rave and Clover Hawley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Joshua and Kristin Schroeder; four brothers: Oren, Merl, Irving and Roy Munyon; and two sisters, Grace Zimmerman and Lois Maroney.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Ralph’s arrangements. (

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Notice of public hearing for malt beverage permit

Notice is hereby given that the Common Council in and for the City of Gettysburg, South Dakota, on the 25th day of June, 2015 at the hour of 7:00 o’clock pm at the City Finance Office in said City of Gettysburg, will meet in special session to consider the following for the Gettysburg Fire Department a one day application for the sale of Malt beverages for the Car Show that is being held on June 27, 2015.
Notice is further given that any person, persons or their attorney may appear at said scheduled public hearing and present objections to any or all of the above applicants, if any objections there be.
Dated at Gettysburg, South Dakota this By Order of the City Council
Daniall Ablott, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $10.24

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Board of Education held regular meeting June 15

Untitled-1June 15, 2015
The Gettysburg Board of Education held their regular meeting on the above date in the conference room. Present were the following:  Brian Robbennolt, Kevin Geditz, Paul Kellogg, and Kimberly Schweiss.  Absent:  Matt Cronin, Kenny Goebel and Mark Schatz.  Also present were Tim Hagedorn, Wendy Smith, Barb Everson, Crissy Bieber, Sally Simon and Andrea Goebel.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Board Vice-President Brian Robbennolt called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
Motion by Geditz, second by Kellogg to approve the agenda with the following additions:  add obsolete items to consent agenda and SDHSAA resolution to number 16.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Schweiss, second by Geditz to approve the following consent agenda:  approve the minutes of the May 11, 2015 regular board meeting; approve the financial reports; approve the 6-10-15 claims; and declare surplus and obsolete items due to being outdated and be disposed of properly.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  The list of obsolete items is on file in the business office.
A&B BUSINESS, INC., 1,759.34, Fireproof file cabinet (insurance pd); ABERDEEN AWARDS, 219.00, Vocal/Ad awards/letterpins; ABERDEEN NEWS COMPANY, 51.48, Request for proposal ad/lunch mgmt; ALL-AROUND GRAPHIX 545.00, AD/Athletic Awards; AUTOMATIC BUILDING CONTROLS, 240.00, Annual Fee/Alarm system; B.E. PUBLISHING, 137.45, Library DVD; BROADWAY INN, 220.00, Lodging/state golf;
BURG’S GAS & ETC., INC., THE, 971.65, School vehicle fuel; CENTRAL DISTRIBUTION, 638.82, Custodial supplies; CRONIN, JAMIE, 63.00, Meals/state track; ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES, 1,336.43, Gr 6 books/time clock/libr. awards; ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC., 256.50, Savin copier/printer supplies/copies; G’BURG SCH LUNCH FUND, 217.00, Supt/Princ meals (Feb-May);
G’BURG SCHOOL/DISTRICT REFD, 1,838.30, Bradley Chihak, 204.02, Reimb Travel/pract. round state golf, Kim Goebel, 247.25, Reimb travel guidance meeting, Highmore School, 8.99, Share of loss Region track, DCI, 43.25, Background check on A. Tuttle, AP Program, 164.00, AP Exams, Post Office, 196.00, Postage, Eureka School, 200.00, Entry Fees (2) track,
Oahe Hills, 112.00, Green Fees (2) golf tourneys, WEX Bank, 9.00, Monthly gas card fee, Katie Larson, 196.92, Reimb classroom supplies, Bank, 54.27, Expenses to account, Herreid School, 28.75 Region golf fee, Eureka Golf Course, 35.00, Green fees, Christy Saltsman, 94.85, Field Day ribbons reimb, Hillsview, 144.00, Green fees, Howard Wood Relays, 100.00, Track Entry Fee;
GAS’N GOODIES, 270.16, School vehicle fuel/ice; GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY, 147.40, Mount tire/yellow bus; HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS, 129.95, Track starting block; HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT INC, 240.00, Apr services; IDEAL SHIELD, 659.63, Handicap signs; J.W. PEPPER & SON INC, 311.19, Vocal music/clinic registr.;
JONES SCHOOL SUPPLY CO, 54.10, Chorus & Band pins; LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS, 354.82, JH/HS/FACS supplies/groceries; LEC INC – LOGAN ELECTRIC, 490.00, Snow Removal; MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEM, 2,077.03, Custodial supplies; MIKKELSEN, AMBER, 297.20, Reimb national FCCLA supplies; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, 3,938.47, Elec/natural gas;
PETTY CASH, 169.67, Postage; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, 336.80, Fiscal printing/grad ad; QUIETT, MARY, 200.41, Reimb lib supplies; R & K MECHANICAL, 275.79, RPR toilet; SCHATZ ELECTRIC INC, 36.78, Change lib switches; SCHLACHTER LUMBER, 36.25, Custodial supplies; SCOTT, KEITH, 63.00, Meals/state track;
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN COMPANY, 93.59, May services; SKY TECHNOLOGIES, 918.37, Install 6 CAT cables/new gym; SLEEP INN – RAPID CITY, 1,998.00, Lodging/State track; SMITH, CRAIG E., 1,620.00, Legal services; SMITH, VERNON, 78.85, Reimb meals, supplies/state track;
TAYLOR MUSIC, 76.00, Band supplies; TECHNOLOGY/INNOVATIONS IN EDUC, 200.00, Conf regis fee; TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, 10.27, Cust supplies; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS INC, 341.41, Communications; WEX BANK, 9.00, Monthly card fee.
ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC., 326.14, Savin copier/printer leases; G’BURG SCHOOL/DISTRICT REFUND, 682.03, Mary Quiett, Reimb library books; HKG ARCHITECTS, 12,289.75, Archt services; QUIETT, MARY, 467.55, Reimb for lib books; SHARPE ENTERPRISES, INC., 216,068.87, Construction costs thru 5-26.
BAUMBERGER, LISA, 103.00, Refund lunch balance; BERINGER, MICHELLE, 72.25, Refund lunch balance, end of year; CASS-CLAY CREAMERY, INC./KEMPS, 570.34, Dairy products; CWD/HRS, 1,241.64, Purchased food/supplies; EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO’S INC., 362.32, Bread, buns; EVERSON, BARBARA, 36.10, Refund lunch balance;
G’BURG SCH T & A FUND, 22.00, Transfer lunch balance/senior rose; GEDITZ, CHERI, 48.00, Refund lunch balance; HALL, BRYCE, 21.00, Refund lunch balance; HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT INC, 120.00, Apr. services; KILIAN, TERESA, 20.20, Refund lunch balance; LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS, 13.96, Bread; MILLER, KARRI, 2.00, Refund lunch balance;
NAUMAN, KENT, 15.00, Refund lunch balance; SCHMIDT, CYNTHIA, 7.00, Refund lunch balance; SCHUMACHER, DELLA, 17.90, Refund lunch balance; SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN COMPANY, 64.29, May services; SHAW, SHAWNA, 21.00, Refund lunch balance; SHOUP, MARALEE, 7.75, Refund lunch balance; VOGEL, MICHELLE, 110.00, Refund lunch balance; ZUBER, PATTY, 98.75, Refund lunch balance.
GENERAL FUND, 135,033.47, Salaries/Ins/Retirement; SPED FUND, 18,532.67, Salaries/Ins/Retirement; FOOD SERVICE, 5,257.39, Salaries/Ins/Retirement; DRIVER’S ED/AFTERSCHOOL, 755.41, Salaries/Ins/Retirement.
The Boiler Maintenance agreement was discussed again.  Filters were ordered and installed.  Mr. Hagedorn was directed by the board to bring a Boiler Maintenance agreement from G&R to the next board meeting.
Business Manager Everson reported that CBM Managed Services were present today for the Food Service Management walk-through.  The bids are due by June 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM.  There will be a special board meeting on June 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM to review the bid.
Business Manager Everson reported all the overdue lunch bills were paid in full at the end of the school year.
The playground committee reported to the board that more equipment than originally planned is being ordered, but it will be installed on wood fiber.  Discussion on placement and surface preparation took place.  The board complimented the playground committee on their hard work.
The new school project was discussed.  Motion by Geditz, second by Kellogg to approve revised Change Order 11.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  The original amount of CO 11 approved was $81,505.00. ME20 for $5,324.00 and RFP 37 for $40,000, which are included in the revised change order, had been approved at previous board meetings, so the approval includes an additional $3,325.00 along with a deduct of $2,999.00 for a corrected change order of $127,155.00. The contract also will be changed by a net 5 days.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Schweiss to approve, with regret, the resignations of Don Frost, head custodian, effective July 31, 2015, and Kirsten Cronin, paraprofessional, at the end of the 14-15 school year.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Schweiss, second by Geditz, to approve the following summer school contracts:  Vern Smith, 72 hours at $26.70 per hour for $1,922.40, and Jamie Ahlemeier, 72 hours at $$24.04 for $1,728.72.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Geditz to approve hiring Aaron Smith at 7.50/hr for a summer worker.  Alyssa Haberer was originally approved to be hired, but found other employment.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  Business Manager Everson also clarified that the summer workers will get $8.50 per hour, which is minimum wage, until July 1, 2015, when the new under 18 minimum wage law goes into effect, and then they will receive their voted upon amounts.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Geditz to approve authorizing membership in the SDHSAA, and voted for SDHSAA run-off ballets for Dave Planteen and Mike Schmidt.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Business Manager Everson presented the preliminary budget for discussion and review.  Motion by Geditz, second by Schweiss to approve the JH/HS computers for the computer lab for $16,000.00.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Geditz to set July 13, 2015 at 7PM for the FYE 2015-16 budget hearing with the board meeting to follow. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Mrs. Wendy Smith reported on end of the year paperwork and reporting.  She also stated that there were 160 bikers here with Bike Across South Dakota that stayed at the school due to rain.  There will be some alumni classes that will be touring the school in the near future.
Mr. Hagedorn reported that the handicap signs are here.  He reported that the driver’s ed vehicle hit a deer.  He also reported on the consolidated app.
Motion by Geditz, second by Schweiss to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 PM.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Brian Robbennolt, Board Vice President
Barbara Everson, Business Manager
Published once at the total approximate cost of $234.20

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We need that one…

discoveryDSC_0419Jace Wager (Rachel and Kerry) points Mason Goebel (April and Mark) toward the items they needed to make their catapult. The science project was brought to youngsters through the Discovery Center from Pierre. Mondays in June and July the Center is coming to the Potter County Extension Office in Gettysburg to teach kids that science is fun. When the youngsters were finished building their catapults using rubber bands, pencils, plastic spoons, and wooden popsicle sticks, they had a chance to put them to use by flinging mini marshmallows at a target on the wall. Around 25 kids took part in the project. Teagan Nelson (Erik and Tami) and Kennedy Brown (Karen and Corey) watched to see what the big boys were going to use for their catapult supplies. To learn more about the program, contact Amy at the Potter County Extension Office.

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Community fireworks at city park June 27

An amazing fireworks display is being designed as a highlight of the annual Dakota Kruzer’s Car Show on Saturday, June 27.
The Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce is collecting funds to help make the annual fireworks display a big hit. The car show has become a major summer event, which also features free bouncers for the kids, a beer garden  hosted by the fire department, and live music by “Portland Junction” both in the afternoon and again in the evening.
The gala fireworks show, designed again this year by Michael Schlachter and his “pyrotechnic team,” will serve as the grand finale for the evening.
The fireworks display at the city park this year is funded entirely by donations. Any contributions made will add some sparkle to the event!
Please make checks payable to Gettysburg Chamber Fireworks Fund.  Donations may be left at the Chamber office located at the Potter County News, or mailed to the Chamber at PO Box 33, Gettysburg, SD 57442.

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No major damage reported in storm

Gettysburg residents woke up to thunder, high winds, and pouring rain on Sunday morning after enjoying a beautiful weekend up to that point.
Over a half inch of rain was dumped in the storm, which blew up wind gusts as high as 58 mph. A few branches were reported breaking, but no major damage was reported to the local police department.
On Wednesday, June 10 a gentle rain fell throughout the afternoon, which moved the approximately 165 RASDak cyclists indoors to the school where they camped for the night.
Tuesday before the PCN was sent to the press this week, nearly half an inch of rain had come down in Gettysburg.

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Sirens Wednesday evening are test

If the sirens are sounding on Wednesday evening, pay attention. It may be just a test.
The Mobridge Police Department will test sirens for the cities they dispatch and Mobridge provides E911 dispatch service for Gettysburg. However, pay attention — if you hear vehicle sirens it may be an emergency. If that is the case, get out of the way.
Also, the Office of Rural Health/EMS through the South Dakota Department of Health will hold a public hearing Wednesday, June 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Gettysburg City Finance Office to approve the ambulance service Hardship Exemption.

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McCloud Memorial bull ride in Lebanon Sunday

Lebanon will set up a rodeo arena on Sunday afternoon when cowboys ride in memory of Potter County auctioneer, Gary McCloud.
The second Gary McCloud Memorial Bull Riding was organized by members of the Lebanon community to help raise funds for an auctioneering school scholarship in McCloud’s name.
The day will start with an Old Timers Tractor Pull at 1 p.m., and the calcutta will get underway at 5 p.m. on June 21. The cowboys will start the bull ride at 6 p.m.
The memorial bull ride is organized with help from folks all across Potter County. McCloud was well known in the region and was a good friend to the Lebanon community.
There is a charge at the gate, with children under six admitted for free. A kids candy scramble will add some fun to the evening for the youngsters, and there will be concessions available at the event.
McCloud died in Hoven on Feb. 4 at the age of 63. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of Shane, Sam, Katrina, Chelsey, and Amanda.

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discovery katelynDSC_0426Katelyn Mann (Kate Jones) and Vivian Jost (Travis and Jessica) put their heads together to come up with the perfect catapult during the Discover Center visit to the Potter County Extension Office on Monday. This summer kids have a chance to discover more about science through the program, where they are learning that science is fun!

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Phyllis Flemmer

Phyllis Flemmer, 81, of Rapid City and formerly of Gettysburg, died Sept. 1, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital from pneumonia.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., July 25, 2015 at Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg with Pastor Jeff Adel presiding. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Phyllis’ arrangements.

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